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What factors drive longer working lives?
What factors drive longer working lives?

Author(s): Mikkel Barslund, Gilles Thirion
Subject(s): Labor relations, Human Resources in Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Ageing workforce; labour market;
Summary/Abstract: Longer working lives are a prerequisite for sustainable public finances at a time of rapidly ageing societies (Barslund and von Werder, 2016). For this reason, keeping people active on the labour market for longer has been a central pillar of labour market policy in EU countries for the past two decades. And, as is evident from a number of chapters in this book, the issue will continue to shape prospective labour market policy. Labour market participation rates of older workers (55 to 69 years) have in fact increased steadily for both men and women in most EU countries in this period (Figure 21).

  • Page Range: 57-62
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English